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Maybe not with out pathos, however Liverpool supporters have accepted lionised supervisor Jurgen Klopp‘s departure at this level, with the German targetting one final hurrah and battling for silver-laden success within the Premier League and Europa League, with the Carabao Cup already bagged.

More durable to embrace, nevertheless, could be the lack of Trent Alexander-Arnold, who’s out of contract in 2025 and has, because it stands, not entered negotiations for a recent deal.

The Scouse-born Liverpool vice-captain is the homegrown star that each fan adores, the celestial playmaker with jaw-dropping inventive capacity – he is a “genius“, as has been stated by reporter Neil Jones.

Alongside full-back pal Andy Robertson, the 25-year-old is the highest-assisting defender in Premier League historical past, and supporters can solely envisage a future with him on the centre of the Anfield pitch – figuratively and, maybe, actually, given his inevitable and inexorable shift into the centre of the park from right-back.

His will not be the one contract FSG’s CEO of Soccer Michael Edwards and Liverpool’s sporting director Richard Hughes must cope with although, with Mohamed Salah‘s contract additionally expiring on the finish of the 2024/25 marketing campaign.

Mohamed Salah’s season in numbers

Salah has been at Liverpool for a while now, instrumental in the entire gamut of silverware secured below Klopp’s administration, and whereas he is not the dribble-happy participant of seasons in the past, the 31-year-old is polished and sharpened to a positive level.

It is exceptional, actually. This season, the Egypt worldwide has posted 21 objectives and 13 assists for Liverpool throughout all competitions, regardless of beginning simply 25 video games.

As per FBref, he ranks among the many prime 2% of attacking midfielders and wingers throughout Europe’s prime 5 leagues over the previous yr for objectives scored and touches within the attacking penalty space, the highest 1% for assists and the highest 20% for progressive passes per 90, completely lethal within the closing third.

Whereas there have been a myriad of Liverpool gamers who’ve loved meteoric rises below Klopp’s wing – Alexander-Arnold very a lot on the forefront – none surpass Salah, who arguably slots into the all-time Premier League beginning 11.

Mohamed Salah’s rise in worth at Liverpool

Signed from AS Roma for £34m, a number of eyebrows had been raised when Liverpool forked out a sizeable sum in 2017 for a winger who had beforehand didn’t make the grade at Chelsea.

However having now embellished himself in hordes of honours, each for the group and particular person, Salah is considered one of many eminent forwards of his technology.

All-time Premier League Scorers

Participant

Objectives

Scoring price

Alan Shearer

260

0.59

Harry Kane

213

0.67

Wayne Rooney

208

0.42

Andy Cole

187

0.45

Sergio Aguero

184

0.67

Frank Lampard

177

0.29

Thierry Henry

175

0.68

Robbie Fowler

164

0.43

Jermain Defoe

162

0.33

Mohamed Salah

154

0.61

Stats through Premier League

To stress this level, Liverpool warded off curiosity from the Saudi Professional League for his or her £350k-per-week maverick final summer time, with Al-Ittihad launching a £150m bid late into the window.

Liverpool snubbed the feeble strategy; no amount of cash would compensate for the talisman’s departure proper earlier than the beginning of the marketing campaign, however such opulent outfits retain a vested curiosity in Salah’s companies and given he is out of contract in 2025, Liverpool might want to conform to new phrases with the participant, lest he depart at no cost on the finish of his deal.

And provided that that £150m determine marks a 341% enhance in worth since he joined from Serie A, it might be ludicrous to permit such a factor to occur.

Mohamed Salah celebrates for Liverpool-1

With out query, Salah is without doubt one of the best attacking gamers in Liverpool’s historical past, and Edwards and co higher get to work swiftly, dropping him or Alexander-Arnold on the predawn of a brand new period could be a calamity.